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adjective acceptable pronunciation in American English /əkˈseptəb(ə)l/
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  1. 1
    considered by most people to be reasonable or to be something that can be allowed
    socially/politically/morally acceptable: Pollution on this level is no longer socially acceptable.
    acceptable to: The proposals must be acceptable to the stockholders.
    acceptable for someone to do something: By the 1960s, it was becoming more acceptable for women to work in management.
  2. 2
    good enough for a particular purpose or situation
    A success rate of 65% is acceptable.
    1. a.
      good enough but not very good
      The service was attentive, the food acceptable but somewhat uninspiring.

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 acceptable pronunciation in American English /əkˌseptəˈbɪləti/ noun [uncountable]


acceptably low levels of risk


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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